St Paul's Episcopal Church
Vision & Mission
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a magnet
Welcoming all people to the spiritual, cultural, and re-creational heart of the community,
We aspire to be Christ's body in the world, revealing the love of God.
Our Doors May Be opening Soon
We are planning for the re-opening of the church for services and visitors by July 5th or 12th. You can download guidelines for thinking through reentry and gathering here. Download a PowerPoint of the reopening plan here. In the meantime, please join us for a live stream of our worship services on our Facebook page here. You are also invited to a weekly church music history program led by our music director, Thursdays at noon, also on our Facebook page. You are welcome to visit the St. Paul's campus to meditate as you walk our labyrinth, rest a while on one of our benches under a shade tree, or find a moment of solace in our Memorial Garden behind the church.
Facebook Live Service Schedule
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 AM - Morning Prayer
5:00 PM - Evening Prayer
9:30 AM Sunday - Holy Eucharist:
St. Paul’s Church was formed by an official act of the City Council of Key West. In a petition to the bishop of New York, the City council requested a priest be sent and the Parish of St. Paul’s be established.
In 1831, the council gave notice of a public meeting to establish an Episcopal Church and a committee was appointed.
St. Paul’s Church was formed by an official act of the City Council of Key West. In a petition to the bishop of New York, the City council requested a priest be sent and the Parish of St. Paul’s be established. The first rector was the Reverend Sanson K. Brunot, who arrived December 23, 1832. The first of four churches on this site was completed in 1839. Our rectory, built in 1857 is still standing but in need of repair. Learn more about the Historic Rectory and the proposed renovation.
In February of 2020, St. Paul's celebrated the 100th anniversary of our current church building, the 4th on the same site, the previous 3 having been destroyed by a hurricane, a fire, and another hurricane. Learn more about our history.
Each season, St. Paul's features musicians who perform in the sanctuary, historic rectory and parish hall as part of our outreach mission to the Keys. Taking advantage of our downtown location, the church serves as a much loved center for musical events. Due to COVID - 19, there are currently no music or other events scheduled, however, we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy performances by artists who regularly appear including:
Southernmost Chamber Music Society
Impromptu Classical Music
Early Music Key West
Mateo Guitar Recitals
Keys Choral Arts